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Apr 14, 2019 John Arthur Ransome Marriott
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LibriVox recording of England Since Waterloo by John Arthur Ransome Marriott. Read in English by Pamela Nagami "England Since Waterloo" by Sir John Arthur Ransome Marriott (1859-1945) was first published in 1913 and went through many editions. The author taught history at Worcester College, Oxford for thirty-six years and served as a Conservative member of Parliament for fifteen. "England Since Waterloo" begins with the defeat of Napoleon who, Marriott writes, was impotent...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, British Empire, Ireland, Queen Victoria, Crimean War, chartists, william...
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Apr 9, 2019 Bernal Díaz del Castillo
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LibriVox recording of Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España by Bernal Díaz del Castillo. Read in Spanish by Tux Bernal Díaz del Castillo, conquistador español, participó en la conquista de México. En su Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España apura las verdades, sin omitir los problemas, para dejar claro cual fue su actitud y la de los otros conquistadores. La historia se presenta en un modo brillante que ha apasionado siempre a los lectores. - Summary by...
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Mar 25, 2019 World English Bible
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LibriVox recording of World English Bible by World English Bible. Read in English by Winfred Wardell Henson The Holy Bible derived from the American Standard Bible of 1901. - Summary by Winfred Wardell Henson For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . M4B Audiobook 01-06...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, God, Jesus, life, salvation, heaven, redemption, prophet, hell, holy, truth,...
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Jan 22, 2019 Grace Livingston Hill
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LibriVox recording of Miranda by Grace Livingston Hill. Read in English by TriciaG The third book in the Marcia Schuyler/Miranda trilogy, this story focuses on the irrepressible Miranda Griscom. She has repeatedly rejected a wealthy suitor's proposals of marriage. The townsfolk are puzzled: why would she give up such a chance? But "jest plain, hombly, turn-upnose, freckle-faced, red-haired M'randy Griscom" has a long-secret love for a man who was accused of murder, whose escape she...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, romance, telegraph, Oregon
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Jan 16, 2019 Warwick Deeping
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LibriVox recording of A Woman's War by Warwick Deeping. Read in English by Lynne T The fictional small English country town of Roxton boasts two doctors. This tale focuses on the struggles of their wives: Katherine and the "good" Dr. James Murchison and Betty and the "bad" Dr. Parker Steele. But, of course, no one is all good or all bad and there are hurdles to overcome, in this case in the form of alcoholism. The cost of the war between the two women is greater than either...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, marriage, medicine, alcoholism, doctors, small town
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Jan 13, 2019 George W. M. Reynolds
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LibriVox recording of The Mysteries of London Vol. II by George W. M. Reynolds. Read in English by Lynne T; Evan; Jaiden; Jeremiah Sutherland; Honnha Newberry; jftocanada; Jude Somers; Kate Follis; Kathi Reynolds; jenno; Layla Montipay; dg73; Atyourservice; michelekilpatrick; Doug Fajardo; Andee; Kathleen Moore; Mike Manolakes; VfkaBT; Mike Pelton; Linda Johnson; JasonIvey; John Demetre; Ruby; Kalynda; ABFries; Larry Wilson The Mysteries of London was a best-selling novel in mid-Victorian...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Mystery, London, virtue, Scandal, popular, penny dreadful, vice, masses
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Jan 2, 2019 T. W. Ford; J. Lloyd Conrich; Cliff Campbell; David Goodis; Wilbur S. Peacock; Roy Giles; Harry Stein; Matt Rand
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LibriVox recording of Hooded Detective: 6 Action Packed Pulp Detective Stories by T. W. Ford; J. Lloyd Conrich; Cliff Campbell; David Goodis; Wilbur S. Peacock; Roy Giles; Harry Stein; Matt Rand. Read in English by dg73; Delmar H Dolbier; Scotty Smith; deongines; Jennifer Fournier; Larry Wilson Evil lurks in the hearts and minds of men and many nefarious schemes are hatched by these gangsters, mob bosses and super villains. But thankfully, equally brave, talented detectives (some of them...
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Dec 14, 2018 Nat Gould
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LibriVox recording of Who Did It? by Nat Gould. Read in English by Phil Benson Following the dissolution of the New South Wales government, Henry Bryce is ready to take on the Labour Party for the seat of Balmain East. But no sooner is the campaign underway than his body turns up in Sydney Harbour. Who did it? Nat Gould, the author of this mystery, was one of the most widely read of his day, especially among lovers of horse racing, the subject of many of his novels. Born in Manchester, England,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, australia, Lancashire, Manchester, sydney, 1896
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Dec 11, 2018 Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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LibriVox recording of The Christmas Hirelings by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read in English by Patti Cunningham; Jim Locke; DrPGould It is the Christmas season once again and things are, well, boring for the adults at Penlyon Castle. "...if somehow or other I had a pack of children belonging to me, I would keep Christmas with the best — keep it as it ought to be kept." says Sir John. His good friend Mr. Danby has the perfect solution - to hire some children to spend Christmas! Thus,...
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Dec 5, 2018 T. W. H. Crosland
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of To The Next Christmas by T. W. H. Crosland. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  December 10, 2107. Read in English by nighthawks; Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Elanor; Newgatenovelist; fshort; MaryAnn; Nemo; Phil Schempf and Tomas Peter. Thomas William Hodgson Crosland was a British author, poet, journalist and friend of royalty. Thomas was a humanitarian who frequently wrote in his poems about the impoverished and sick and...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, literature, poetry, seasonal, humor
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Nov 14, 2018 W. John L. Sullivan
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LibriVox recording of Twelve Years in the Saddle by W. John L. Sullivan. Read in English by Will the Ninja Sergeant Sullivan tells the story of his life as a Texas Ranger for 12 incredible years in the late 1800s. (Summary by Will Nuessle) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, western, memoir, horse, Texas, texas rangers, ranger
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Oct 31, 2018 Fred M. White
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LibriVox recording of The Mystery of the Ravenspurs by Fred M. White. Read in English by Roger Melin The Ravenspurs have for generations resided quietly in prosperity and comfort at their seaside castle. But the clan is suddenly besieged with strange happenings which are dwindling the population of the family to only a few which remain, and those few find themselves in fear of becoming the very last of the powerful family if the cause of their untimely deaths and disappearances is not uncovered...
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Oct 26, 2018 Henri Barbusse
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LibriVox recording of Under Fire: The Story of a Squad by Henri Barbusse. (Translated by William Fitzwater Wray.) Read in English by Beth Thomas; Jim Locke; Lynne T; Celine Major; Joseph McWombie; Mike Pelton; Roger Melin; Romano; Anna Simon An English translation of the French World War I novel "Le Feu", written by a French soldier and dedicated to "the memory of the comrades who fell by my side at Crony and on Hill 119." Barbusse was invalided out of the army after 17...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, World War I, war, France, Army, military campaign
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Oct 23, 2018 William Makepeace Thackeray
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LibriVox recording of Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. Read in English by Helen Taylor One of the great Victorian novels by an author at the height of his powers, Vanity Fair follows the fortunes of the calculating, upwardly-mobile Becky Sharp and her gentle, good-hearted friend Amelia Sedley as they leave their boarding school and embark upon their lives in Vanity Fair – the social climbing, wealth-obsessed world of Regency England in the time of the Napoleonic Wars. - Summary by...
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Aug 25, 2018 George Gissing
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LibriVox recording of The House of Cobwebs and Other Stories by George Gissing. Read in English by Kirsten Wever George Gissing was a prolific English writer of novels and short stories. Among his best known novels is The Odd Women, which was influenced by George Eliot, whose work he greatly admired. Another of his famous works, New Grub Street, entails a blunt critique of the working class life he knew by experience, especially during a number of the years he spent in the United States. This...
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Aug 9, 2018 Marjorie Bowen
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LibriVox recording of Black Magic: a Tale of the Rise and Fall of the Antichrist by Marjorie Bowen. Read in English by Molly Craig Witches, spells, ghosts, pacts with the Devil, occult rituals, love triangles, popes and the Anti-Christ are some of the ingredients of this chilling early horror work (set in the middle-ages) by Marjorie Bowen that some consider to be the ultimate Gothic Novel. With enough suspenseful plot twists and turns to keep most listeners on edge guessing till the very end....
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, horror, Gothic, demon, Antichrist, devil
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Aug 5, 2018 Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of Oliver Twist (version 6) by Charles Dickens. Read in English by Mil Nicholson "Please sir, I want some more," the famous line spoken by Oliver Twist at age nine, becomes the tipping point of a huge change in Oliver's life. He is soon captured into the service of Fagin and his gang of pick-pocketing boys. But, Mr. Brownlow saves him from arrest, and for the first time in his young life Oliver finds comfort and caring. Unfortunately, he is recaptured into the seedy...
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Jun 28, 2018 Robert Louis Stevenson
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LibriVox recording of The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read in English by Mark F. Smith In the unsettled years of England's War of the Roses, where a man stood on the issue of kingship could make his fortune... or end his life. Dick Shelton, a nobly-born lad, is on the cusp of manhood, and he is thrust bodily into this stew where allegiances shift under one's feet. Circumstances cause him to fall in with a gentlemaiden in boy's disguise. Until he learns of the deception, Dick is...
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LibriVox recording of The Lane that had no Turning, and Other Tales concerning the People of Pontiac by Gilbert Parker. Read in English by Michele Fry; Kate Follis; LizzieHexam; Phil Schempf; Brandy Morgan; MaryAnn; Eva Davis; Nemo This is a collection of short stories by Gilbert Parker. Parker was a Canadian writer who wrote a number of bestsellers that had a lasting influence on Canadian literature, but whose importance for his time is now largely overlooked. One of the prime examples of his...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Gothic, Canada, Quebec, stories, short, 1900, 2017, province, pontiac
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Jun 7, 2018 Ottwell Binns
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LibriVox recording of A Mating in the Wilds by Ottwell Binns. Read in English by Richard Kilmer An adventure tale set in the North Woods. Stane, a former convict in England, has established a lonely life as a trapper in the north woods. While visiting a trading post, he encounters Ainley whom he had known when they were both students. Stane had been wrongly convicted of a crime and had always thought Ainley was somehow connected with his conviction. Also at the post were two women, Miskodeed, a...
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Jun 5, 2018 Washington Irving
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LibriVox recording of More Selected Classics of Washington Irving by Washington Irving. Read in English by Greg Giordano Washington Irving is, arguably, one of America's greatest writers. He spent many years in Europe and kept records of his observations, which formed the basis of such classics as "Old Christmas," "Bracebridge Hall" and "Tales of a Traveler." This volume is the latest entry in a series of collected essays written during these early years. The...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, short stories, memoirs, Europe, england, 1800's, washington irving, early...
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Jun 4, 2018 Sabine Baring-Gould
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LibriVox recording of A Book of Fairy Tales by Sabine Baring-Gould. Read in English by BettyB; Travis Baldree; Adeena Mignogna; Terah Tucker; lcastleb1; Nathaniel O'Coin; Lilian Elizabeth; Lee-Ann Niazi; E. Henderson; sashelliott; Geoff Cahill; Sophie Owen; Kate Follis; Robin Lamb; Michael Landu; Michael Fassio This is a collection of fairy tales, retold by Sabine Baring-Gould. The collection contains such well-known stories as Cinderella and the Beauty and the Beast, but also tales which are...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, england, stories, tales, fairy, minister, 1895
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May 29, 2018 Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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LibriVox recording of Don Quixote, Vol. 2 (Ormsby Translation) by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. (Translated by John Ormsby.) Read in English by Expatriate Don Quixote is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly...
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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
May 21, 2018 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Dialogue(s): parmenides Chapters: plg Sections: 132a 132b Attendees: Pierre, Barbara, David, Regina, JulieH, Eldar Initial discussion on the problems with our current education system, then.. Understanding the paragraph at 132A Working from Plato's Parmenides: The Juan and Maria Balboa Translation More info: http://noeticsociety.org/psg
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May 12, 2018 A. E. W. Mason
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LibriVox recording of The Witness for the Defence by A. E. W. Mason. Read in English by Nicholas Clifford Part romance, part mystery, part courtroom and quasi-courtroom drama. Young love reignites itself after a hiatus of some years. Or does it? Much can change in that time -- both to the people themselves, and to the events that shape their lives. The action moves from England to India, and back again, confronting the protagonists with problems they never dreamed they’d have to face. (...
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May 4, 2018 Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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LibriVox recording of Don Quixote, Vol. 1 (Ormsby Translation) by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. (Translated by John Ormsby.) Read in English by Expatriate Don Quixote is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly...
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Apr 13, 2018 Leonard Merrick
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LibriVox recording of The Man who Understood Women, and Other Stories by Leonard Merrick. Read in English by Kate Follis; PeterSFay; Carol Elaine Cyr; SK; Eva Davis; Jason in Panama; SkylerC; tovarisch; Jayson Paul This is a collection of 20 short stories by English novelist and playwright Leonard Merrick. The stories concern varied topics, and succeed to evoke a charming picture of England in the early 20th century. It is surprising that Merrick's work is no longer known to the public, as he...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, London, england, stories, 1908
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Apr 9, 2018 Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope. Read in English by Anthony Ogus A short but typical Trollope romance in which a young nobleman is torn between love for an impoverished Irish girl and the expectations of his family that he will marry someone suitable for inheriting an Earldom - Summary by Anthony Ogus For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page...
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Apr 4, 2018 Saint Ambrose
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LibriVox recording of On Virginity (De Virginitate) by Saint Ambrose. (Translated by Albany J. Christie.) Read in English by Geremia One favorite topic of his was the excellence of virginity, and so successful was he in persuading maidens to adopt the religious profession that many a mother refused to permit her daughters to listen to his words. The saint was forced to refute the charge that he was depopulating the empire, by quaintly appealing to the young men as to whether any of them...
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Apr 4, 2018 Gregory of Nyssa
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LibriVox recording of On Virginity by Gregory of Nyssa. (Translated by William Moore; Henry Austin Wilson.) Read in English by Geremia His admirable book "On Virginity", written about 370, was composed to strengthen in all who read it the desire for a life of perfect virtue. - Summary by Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog...
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Mar 31, 2018 Rainer Maria Rilke
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LibriVox recording of Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke. (Translated by Jessie Lemont.) Read in English by Eva Davis A concise collection of poems translated from the great German poet Rilke into formal English verse. Although the translation may be freer than some modern texts, this selection, which spans early and later writings and includes a preface refreshingly focused on the poet's artistic development, provides a nice entrée into Rilke's world. (Summary by Eva Davis) For further information,...
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Mar 26, 2018 Edmund Dulac
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LibriVox recording of Edmund Dulac's Fairy Tale Book by Edmund Dulac. Read in English by Annyiee Hill; edamerau; Mary Thaler; Joy Baker; Lynda Marie Neilson; DrPGould Unusual Fairy Tales from around the world, this story collection contains; a mother with two daughters both named Caroline, a carriage drawn by winged frogs, a prince turned into a bird and a princess in the form of a deer, a fairy in the shape of a talking crayfish and Ivan, who crawls into his horse's ear. In the usual style of...
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Feb 14, 2018 Henry Seton Merriman
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LibriVox recording of The Grey Lady by Henry Seton Merriman. Read in English by Sandra Cullum A tale of romance, greed, blackmail, secrets, Spain and ships. Loss and intrigue too as we follow twin brothers along their life paths. Summary by Sandra For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader,...
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Feb 11, 2018 John Bernard Pye Adams
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LibriVox recording of Nothing of Importance by John Bernard Pye Adams. Read in English by Lee Smalley Fighting in France during the Great War, Bernard Adams, an officer with a Welsh battalion, was moved to chronicle what he saw and experienced: the living conditions and duties of officers and “Tommies” (enlisted men) in their dank, rat-infested trenches and behind the lines; the maiming and deaths; and the quiet periods described in official reports as “nothing of importance”. Adams...
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Feb 10, 2018 E. Phillips Oppenheim
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LibriVox recording of The Evil Shepherd by E. Phillips Oppenheim. Read in English by Richard Kilmer A businessman is found stabbed through the heart, the obvious suspect his partner: Oliver Hilditch. Hilditch seems destined for the gallows, but he is saved by brilliant defense attorney Francis Ledsam. It is a defense to be proud of, but Ledsam’s joy vanishes when Hilditch’s wife informs him that her husband is guilty of crimes far more monstrous than murder. Ledsam finds himself trapped...
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Jan 23, 2018 Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy by Anonymous. Read in English by Larry Wilson; DrPGould; Kryptonian; Mary Thaler; mbm0rxi; Franziska Paul; BettyB; Melvin Lee; Lynne T; phxtopdog; James K. White; aniroo; Romano; ToddHW; John; KHand A collection of true stories of the high seas, from the nineteenth century. Shipwrecks, mutiny, life and death decision-making -- all far from home, while pitting themselves against the elements. The romance of the seafaring...
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Jan 12, 2018 Oscar Wilde
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LibriVox recording of El Fantasma de Canterville y otros cuentos by Oscar Wilde. Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, escritor, poeta y dramaturgo irlandés. Wilde está considerado como uno de los dramaturgos más destacados del Londres victoriano tardío; además, fue una celebridad de la época debido a su puntilloso y gran ingenio. - Summary by Phileas Fogg For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
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Dec 29, 2017 Virna Sheard
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 9 recordings of When Christmas Comes by Virna Sheard. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  December 17, 2017. Read in English by nighthawks; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; MaryAnn; Nemo; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Virna Stanton was born in Cobourg, Ontario, the daughter of Elizabeth Butler Stanton and Eldridge Stanton, a photographer. Her brother Eldridge Stanton Jr. and his wife both died at Niagara Falls, in the Ice Bridge...
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Dec 28, 2017 Abbé Prévost
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LibriVox recording of Manon Lescaut y el caballero des Grieux by Abbé Prévost. (Translated by Enrique de Mesa.) Read in Spanish by Mongope Manon Lescaut es uno de los romances mas intensos de la Literatura, un recorrido intrincado por la pasión, la virtud y la razón en un tramo en el que todo evoluciona como un torrente desbocado, un rio bravo en el que nadie puede aguantar con los pies firmes ni mantener el rumbo hacia un destino seguro, pero tampoco quiere abandonar un barco que avanza...
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Dec 26, 2017 Homer
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LibriVox recording of Book 1 of The Odyssey by Homer. Read in Ancient Greek by Ἑλένη Κεμικτσή Ἡ Ὀδύσσεια τοῦ Ὁμήρου ἐντάσσεται στὰ πλαίσια τῶν ἐργασιῶν πού ξεκίνησα ἐδῶ καὶ μερικὰ χρόνια στὴν ἰστοσελίδα μου Projet Homere (Σχέδιο Ὁμήρου (γιὰ τὴν ἑλληνικὴ γλῶσσα στὸ σύνολό της)) - http://www.projethomere.com Ἡ...
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Dec 24, 2017 Herodotus
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LibriVox recording of Libro VII de la Historia de Heródoto by Herodotus. Read in Spanish by Tux Muere Darío haciendo contra la Grecia aprestos militares que continua su hijo Jerges: con este objeto hace abrir un canal en el Athos y echar un puente sobre el Helesponto. — Orden de marcha del ejercito persa de mar y tierra; su número y aumento; naciones que lo componian, y generales encargados del mando. — Disputa de Jerges con el lacedemonio Demarato acerca del valor y resistencia de los...
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Dec 20, 2017 Maurice Leblanc
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LibriVox recording of Arsène Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes by Maurice Leblanc. (Translated by George Morehead.) Read in English by Andy Harrington The story of an exciting test of wits between world-class thief Arsène Lupin and master detective Herlock Sholmes. Translated from the French. - Summary by Andy Harrington For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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Dec 19, 2017 Sinclair Lewis
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LibriVox recording of Main Street (Version 2) by Sinclair Lewis. Read in English by Mark Nelson Carol Milford, a college-educated, progressive, ambitious young woman, is self-sufficient working as a librarian in St. Paul, when she meets a country doctor, Will Kennicott, who convinces her to marry him and move to the rural Minnesota town of Gopher Prairie. She arrives with dreams of beautifying the town, of establishing art and culture, of improving lives and promoting child welfare, but whose...
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Dec 18, 2017 Fergus Hume
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LibriVox recording of A Coin Of Edward VII by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Marcelle D Ward; Celine Major A family celebrates Christmas and its flaws are gently exposed by the house guest Mrs. Parry. Giles is engaged to the wealthy Daisy, yet is clearly in love with the governess Anne Denham. Things come to a head when Daisy is murdered. Who would murder her? Perhaps the governess who told her she would kill her and made it clear she wanted to exchange places with her? After all the governess...
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Dec 11, 2017 Mildred A. Wirt Benson
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LibriVox recording of Flash Evans, Camera News Hawk by Mildred A. Wirt Benson. Read in English by VfkaBT Jimmy 'Flash' Evans, 17, ace photographer for The Brandale Ledger, tries his hand at the newsreel game in this upbeat, pre-war adventure. The listed author, Frank Bell, was actually the prolific Mildred Wirt Benson, most famous for writing the early Nancy Drew novels under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. - Summary by Matt Pierard For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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Dec 9, 2017 Joseph Hocking
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LibriVox recording of Prodigal Daughters by Joseph Hocking. Read in English by Kate Follis. A frank look at the revolt of the younger generation following World War I, the book follows the Trelawney family. The father looks eagerly forward to his return home after serving an important but harrowing stint in the army. What he finds at home is not what he expects, as his two daughters test the boundaries of new morals, ethics, and dress. Many of the generational and class issues central to the...
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Dec 4, 2017 Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox recording of Novelas y Cuentos by Edgar Allan Poe. (Translated by Carlos Olivera.) Read in Spanish by Mongope ¡Qué puedo decir sobre los cuentos de Poe que no se sepa ya! Reconocido mundialmente como maestro del relato corto y cuentos de terror, esta recopilación reúne parte de sus mejores relatos. - Summary by Montse González For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox...
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Nov 28, 2017 Gerhart Hauptmann
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LibriVox recording of Atlantis by Gerhart Hauptmann. (Translated by Adele Szold Seltzer.) Read in English by Margaret Espaillat Frederick von Kammacher is a young doctor in Germany whose wife has gone insane, whose children are in a boarding school, and whose career has been destroyed by some faulty research he has done. He becomes infatuated with a teenage dancer, and on a whim he boards the the same steamship the dancer is on bound for New York. Hauptmann was heralded as a seer for his...
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Nov 22, 2017 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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LibriVox recording of Las pasiones del joven Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. (Translator Unknown.) Read in Spanish by Mongope Es ésta una obra semiautobiográfica de Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, la cual ha recibido diferentes nombres: Las penas del joven...Los sufrimientos del joven...o simplemente “El joven Werther”. Werther, joven artista de gran sensibilidad, conoce a una mujer, Lotte, ya comprometida con Albert, de la cual se enamora perdidamente. Aquel va contando a su amigo de...
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Nov 17, 2017 Various; André Van Hasselt
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LibriVox recording of Compilation de poèmes - 009 by Various; André Van Hasselt. Read in French by BeniaminoMassimo; Linda Olsen Fitak; Sonia; Laurette; Ezwa Cette compilation comprend une série de poèmes lus, en langue française, pour LibriVox. - Summary by Ezwa For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
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Nov 2, 2017 Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
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LibriVox recording of The Lady of the Basement Flat by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey. Read in English by Judi Mason A naive young girl strikes out on her own and ends up leading a double life in this engaging tale of love lost and found. Summary by Judi Mason For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
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Nov 2, 2017 Robert E. Howard
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LibriVox recording of Shadows in Zamboula (version 2) by Robert E. Howard. Read in English by Phil Chenevert In the dark streets of Zamboula, huge ghouls stalk the night seeking victims for their ghastly rites and feasts. Conan is passing through this city and is almost a victim but escapes, only to rush to the aid of a beautiful, voluptuous maiden still in their horrible talons. Swords flash, thews are strained and the mighty Conan almost meets his match in the temple of the monkey god. Will...
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Nov 1, 2017 Mark Twain
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Version 6) by Mark Twain. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Follow the young boy Huckleberry Finn and the slave Jim on their epic journey down the Mississippi River in the years before the Civil War. This masterpiece by Mark Twain is a delightful mixture of exciting adventures, sad mishaps, floods, lazy days floating on the raft, conniving con men and human beings in their most bewildering variety. It is a great pleasure to read and...
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Oct 22, 2017 Charles Howard Hinton
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LibriVox recording of The Fourth Dimension by Charles Howard Hinton. Read in English by Peter Yearsley "Mr Hinton tries to explain the theory of the fourth dimension so that the ordinary reasoning mind can get a grasp of what metaphysical mathematicians mean by it. If he is not altogether successful, it is not from want of clearness on his part, but because the whole theory comes as such an absolute shock to all one's preconceived ideas" - The Bristol Times (quoted within the book)....
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Oct 21, 2017 Homer
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LibriVox recording of Homeric Hymns by Homer. Read in Ancient Greek by Ἑλένη Κεμικτσή Οἱ Ὁμηρικοὶ Ὕμνοι ἐντάσσονται στὰ πλαίσια τῶν ἐργασιῶν πού ξεκίνησα ἐδῶ καὶ μερικὰ χρόνια στὴν ἰστοσελίδα μου Projet Homere (Σχέδιο Ὁμήρου (γιὰ τὴν ἑλληνικὴ γλῶσσα στὸ σύνολό της)) - http://www.projethomere.com Ὅπως ἦταν...
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Oct 19, 2017 Thomas E. Taylor
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LibriVox recording of Running the Blockade by Thomas E. Taylor. Read in English by Delmar H Dolbier The first-person experiences and adventures of blockade runner during the American civil war. - Summary by Delmar H. Dolbier For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . M4B...
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Oct 19, 2017 Arthur J. Rees
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LibriVox recording of The Hand in the Dark by Arthur J. Rees. Read in English by Christine Dufour An ancient English country house with a storied and bloody history is the setting for this intriguing mystery. It is the autumn of 1918. The War to End All Wars is still raging in Europe, but in this peaceful setting a bored young wife hosts a party for friends from London, including war workers, servicemen, and a famous explorer and expert on jewels. Hours later she is dead of a gunshot wound, an...
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Oct 7, 2017 Laurence M. Janifer; Randall Garrett
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LibriVox recording of Pagan Passions by Laurence M. Janifer; Randall Garrett. Read in English by Phil Chenevert 'Adult' Science Fiction? Well, why not? Science Fiction deals imaginatively with odd and unsettling subjects, why not sex? In this novel, the The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece and Rome had returned to Earth—with all their awesome powers intact, and Earth was transformed almost overnight. War on any scale was outlawed, along with boom-and-bust economic cycles, and ...er......
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Sep 29, 2017 Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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LibriVox recording of The Permanent Husband by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Frederick Whishaw.) Read in English by Lee Smalley THE PERMANENT HUSBAND, also published as The Eternal Husband, is a psychological novella by the acclaimed Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The plot revolves around the intense and complex relationship between Velchaninov and Trusotsky. Velchaninov, the protagonist, is a former lover of the recently deceased wife of Trusotsky, the title character. Some critics...
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Sep 29, 2017 Arthur Wing Pinero
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LibriVox recording of Dandy Dick by Arthur Wing Pinero. Read in English by ToddHW; Son of the Exiles; Sandra Schmit; Sonia; Leanne Yau; Tomas Peter; Jason in Panama; Devorah Allen; Craig Franklin; Roger Melin; Availle; alanmapstone “Dandy Dick” was the third of the farces which Mr. Pinero wrote for the old Court Theatre—a series of plays which, besides giving playgoers a fresh source of laughter, and the English stage a new order of comic play, brought plentiful prosperity to the joint...
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Sep 27, 2017 E. Phillips Oppenheim
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LibriVox recording of Nobody's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim. Read in English by VfkaBT. Brigadier general Andrew Tallente, late of Parliament, is implicated in the death of his male secretary, the son of a classmate at Eton. Seems the younger man may have not only been having an affair with the hero's American wife, but had stolen incriminating political documents. A political coup of sorts develops as the opposing party invites Tallente to lead them. Enter the lovely heiress-next-door, who...
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Sep 26, 2017 George Bernard Shaw
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LibriVox recording of Arms and The Man by George Bernard Shaw. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Arms and the Man is a comedy written by George Bernard Shaw, and was first produced in 1894 and published in 1898, and has become one of the most popular of his plays. Like his other works, Arms and the Man questions conventional values and uses war and love as his satirical targets. He delightfully pops the bubble of the 'brave soldier' always wishing to charge into battle and shows (I think) how...
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Sep 25, 2017 Henri Bergson
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LibriVox recording of Evolution Creatrice by Henri Bergson. (Translated by Arthur Mitchell.) Read in English by Peter Tucker Creative Evolution (French: L'Évolution créatrice) is a 1907 book by French philosopher Henri Bergson. Its English translation appeared in 1911. The book provides an alternate explanation for Darwin's mechanism of evolution, suggesting that evolution is motivated by an élan vital, a "vital impetus" that can also be understood as humanity's natural creative...
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Sep 22, 2017 Aristophanes
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LibriVox recording of Lysistrata by Aristophanes. Read in English by a full cast. Lysistrata has had enough. She is tired of the constant war that is ravaging Greece and has come up with a solution: Together with female friends from other Greek cities, she persuades all women of Greece to pledge an oath and refrain from all sexual contact with their husbands and lovers. The idea is that what men really want is sex, and that they are willing to do anything to get it - even abandoning their pride...
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Sep 21, 2017 Peter Kropotkin
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LibriVox recording of The Conquest of Bread (version 2) by Peter Kropotkin. Read in English by AudibleAnarchist In this work, Kropotkin points out what he considers to be the defects of the economic systems of feudalism and capitalism, and how he believes they thrive on and maintain poverty and scarcity, as symbol for richness and in spite of being in a time of abundance thanks to technology, while promoting privilege. He goes on to propose a more decentralised economic system based on mutual...
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Sep 17, 2017 Alfred John Church
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LibriVox recording of The Odyssey for Boys and Girls by Alfred John Church. Read in English by Ginny Blankenship. A retelling of the adventures of Ulysses, including his adventures both the Cyclops and Circe, as he journeys home to his home of Ithaca. The story then continues to include his quest to rejoin his wife and family of whom he has been separated from for twenty years. This is Homer's Odyssey for the younger set. (Summary by Ginny Blankenship) For further information, including links...
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Sep 10, 2017 Friedrich Nietzsche
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LibriVox recording of On the Future of our Educational Institutions by Friedrich Nietzsche. (Translated by John McFarland Kennedy.) Read in English by Aaron Rivera. Nietzsche gives a series of lectures in Bale, Germany on the subject of German educational institutions, and what the best way forward. Summary by Aaron. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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Sep 8, 2017 Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of El Libro de Las Mil Noches y Una Noche Volumen 3 by Anonymous. (Translated by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez.) Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza Ningún libro tan conocido, y menos conocido que esta famosa colección de novelas, monumento literario del pueblo árabe. Con el título de Las Mil y Una Noches circula desde hace siglos un libro que todos aceptan como una obra completa, y nada es menos cierto. Las Mil y Una Noches publicadas hasta el presente se componen de unos...
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Sep 6, 2017 Unknown
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LibriVox recording of The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes (Markham translation) by Unknown. (Translated by Clements Markham.) Read in English by Expatriate. A whimsical collection of stories about a wandering street urchin, Lazarillo de Tormes is a classic of the Spanish Golden Age, even paid homage in Cervantes’ Don Quixote . Rendered homeless by the arrest of his father and poverty of his mother, the boy Lazarillo has no choice but to go out and find masters to serve. Unfortunately, each of his...
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Sep 5, 2017 George Henry Wakeling
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LibriVox recording of King and Parliament (A.D. 1603-1714) by George Henry Wakeling. Read in English by Pamela Nagami This slim volume by the Oxford University lecturer, George Henry Wakeling, deals with the period in British history from the reign of King James I through the death of Queen Anne. The story begins with England, transformed by the Protestant Reformation and keen to confront Catholic Spain, but burdened by a monarch unequal to national ambitions. Wakeling portrays the subsequent...
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Sep 4, 2017 Various
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LibriVox recording of Microphone Showdown 3 by Various.  Read in English by Algy Pug; Newgatenovelist; Patrick Eaton; Ruth Golding; Mark Nelson; Bethesda Lily; Maria Kasper; melchior; Glenn O'Brien; Carol Box; Jennifer Fournier; Kristin Gjerløw; tovarisch; Beth Thomas; Son of the Exiles; Brian Darby; Scotty Smith; Harley James; Andrew Frueh; Mark Crowle-Groves; Peter Thomlinson and Eva Davis. This is a project which will allow readers and listeners to compare the recording quality of a wide...
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Aug 27, 2017 Robert Barr
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LibriVox recording of Revenge! by Robert Barr. Read in English by Roger Melin A collection of 20 short stories of the crime, detective, and thriller variety, sharing a common theme of .... you guessed it, revenge, and often with surprise conclusions. Elements of the style of Alfred Hitchcock may be found among many of the tales. Turn down the lights, let the imagination wander as it will, and perpare to expect the unexpected. (Roger Melin) For further information, including links to online...
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Aug 26, 2017 Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of Leonora by Arnold Bennett. Read in English by Simon Evers Leonora Stanway is 40 and lives a comfortable middle-class life with her unsympathetic and dull husband, John. Her three daughters are rapidly growing up and away and she regrets that her life has become dull, domesticated and meaningless. Arthur Twemlow, the son of John’s former business partner, blows into Leonora’s life and that of her family. Meanwhile, old Uncle Meshach has re-written his will . . . . -...
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Aug 25, 2017 H. G. Wells
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LibriVox recording of La Guerra de los Mundos by H. G. Wells. (Translated by Ramiro de Maeztu.) Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza. Las fábulas ideadas por H.G. Wells (1866-1946), uno de los padres, acaso el más notable, de la ciencia ficción, han demostrado a lo largo del tiempo mantener un vigor y tocar unos resortes del inconsciente humano que a menudo las han elevado a iconos del mundo moderno. "La guerra de los mundos" (1898), relato trepidante que narra la invasión de la...
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Aug 25, 2017 George Hooper
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LibriVox recording of Wellington by George Hooper. Read in English by Pamela Nagami Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, (1769-1852), was born in Dublin, the younger son of an Irish Protestant aristocrat. He served with his brother in India and rose to prominence during the Napoleonic Wars in the Peninsular Campaign. As a youth. his mother saw little promise in him, but Wellesley was an early riser and a hard worker, inured to the harsh life of the army camp, and conscientious in his...
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